Macropus agilis

Description

The Agile Wallaby is a medium sized wallaby with light sandy brown fur. They have a pale cheek stripe and light stripe on the thigh. The tail tip and edges of ears are black. They live in small social groups of up to 10 and can often be seen feeding out in the open in the late afternoon.

Size

Height varies between 59-85 cm.

Food

Native grasses, leaves and fruit. The Agile Wallaby can also dig 30 centimetres into the soil to eat the roots of grasses.

Habitat

Open forests, coastal plains, flood plains and woodlands right across tropical northern Australia.

Distribution

Tropical and subtropical Australia.

Oakvale Distribution Maps png Agile Wallaby

Breeding

The Agile Wallaby breeds all year round. The gestation period is 30 days with an average pouch life of 7-8 months. The joey is normally weaned at 10-12months.